Managing Electronic Waste

Managing Electronic Waste

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Electronic waste (e-waste) refers to obsolete, broken, electronic devices like TVs, CPUs, computer monitors, laptops, printers, scanners, and wiring. E-waste has become a concern due to the high volumes in which it is generated, the hazardous constituents it often contains (such as lead, mercury, and chromium), and the lack of regAis. applicable to its disposal or recycling. Contents of this report: (1) Impacts of E-Waste Exports; (2) Domestic E-Waste Disposal; Waste Vol.; Hazardous Constituents; (3) E-Waste Mgmt. Require.: Relevant Waste Disposal Require.; Recycling and Export Require.; (4) Factors Influencing E-Waste Exporting: Costly and Complex Domestic Recycling Processes; Limited Domestic Infrastructure and High Demand Abroad. Illus.Observed recycling operations involve burning the plastic coverings of materials to extract metals for scrap, openly burning circuit boards to remove solder or soaking them in acid baths to strip them for gold or other metals. Acid baths are thenanbsp;...

Title:Managing Electronic Waste
Author: Linda Luther
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2010-03

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